Story Time

Join us for in-library and online Story Times

Sign up for Story Times using the registration links below, or view all in-library or online Story Times and register for them on the ORL's Events Calendar.

Story times at the Library

Check in with your nearest library branch to see what they may be offering for Story Times, and to view registration details.  


Online Story Times

Join in for these online programs no matter where you live! Register online to get the Microsoft Teams link information. Please include your email!  Need help getting started with Teams? Download our Teams Help Sheet [PDF] or, view our help tutorial

A bear in an astronaut suit floats in space while reading a book.

Virtual Pyjama Story Time

Register Online | Weekly on Tuesdays | 6:30 to 7:15 PM PT

Snuggle up for Pyjama Story Time! Featuring longer books, songs and rhymes. Don’t forget your Stuffie! Recommended for children 3 to 6 years but all are welcome!


More Online Fun for Families


Christmas Puppet Show: Grumpy Badger's Christmas

Register online | Thursday, December 8 | 3:30 to 4:00 PM PT

Join us online for a fun, festive holiday puppet show! The forest animals' Christmas celebrations keep interrupting Grumpy Badger's winter hibernation, until he decides to join them. Recommended for children ages 3 to 6 and their parents/caregivers. Presented by Downtown Kelowna Library.


Cover images of Rory and the Magical Mix-Ups, Home Again, and First Broom, by Kallie George

Online Author Visit: Kallie George

Register online | Wednesday, December 14 | 9:00 to 9:45 AM PT

Recommended for Grades 1-4. Kallie will share with students her inspiration to become an author. It will include books she created in childhood to the published series that she writes today. Her books include The Heartwood Hotel series and The Magical Animal Adoption Agency series, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Academy series and Crimson Twill: Witch in the City. This presentation is designed to empower and inspire students of all grades to read and write their own stories. School classes, homeschoolers and individuals are welcome to register.


Hands showing ASL fingerspelling for the word, Smile

American Sign Language Basics for Kids

Register Online | Mondays, January 9 to February 13 | 4:00 to 4:45 PM PT

Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Now is the time! Learn the basics of American Sign Language and gain exposure to Deaf culture in a fun, engaging, creative way. Your experienced teacher will use rhymes, stories, and games to help you learn a new language.

This is a very popular program, please be sure you can commit to attending all 6 classes before you register. Presented by the Rutland Library.


Enjoy Story Time anytime, watch our Oral Stories videos


Check out the Oral Stories Playlist on the ORL's YouTube Channel.

Story Time celebrates the joys of language and story through the use of music, puppets, picture books, storytelling, and more!

Story Time programs...

  • Are fun! 
  • Build social skills
  • Stimulate the imagination
  • Strengthen parent-child bonding
  • Strengthen language, listening and visual skills